Flood Watch in effect for the St. Joesph River

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Flood Watch statement from the National Weather Service:

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
931 PM EST THU MAR 11 2010

…THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN OHIO…INDIANA…SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO BELOW MONTPELIER AFFECTING WILLIAMS COUNTY

SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE AFFECTING ALLEN…DE KALB AND DEFIANCE COUNTIES

.RECENT SNOWMELT COMBINED WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INCH OR MORE OF RAINFALL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS MAY RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE SAINT JOSEPH RIVER FROM MONTPELIER TO NEWVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS…WEATHER.GOV/IWX UNDER CURRENT CONDITIONS… RIVERS AND LAKES AHPS.

[…] THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE.

  • AT 8 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.5 FEET AND RISING.
  • FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
  • FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
  • FORECAST…IF CURRENT PRECIPITATION FORECASTS HOLD…THE RIVER MAY RISE TO NEAR 12.7 FEET VERY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
  • AT 11.0 FEET…MINOR AGRICULTURAL AND LOWLAND FLOODING BEGINS.

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